Matthew Perry underwent surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation

Matthew Perry is on the road to recovery. 

The former "Friends" star is on the mend after undergoing a recent surgery, his rep tells ET.

"Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation," the rep said in a statement on Tuesday. "He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals."

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Perry has been open about his past health struggles, including battles with addiction to alcohol and Vicodin. He opened up about his recovery in a 2015 video for Phoenix House, a California-based treatment center. And Perry recently wrote a play, "The End of Longing," which he told ET mirrors those struggles. 

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"It's an exaggerated form of myself, but I am an open wound out there by the end of the play, that's for sure," he told ET of the play in April 2017. 

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"I'm always drawn to characters that improve, that are geared to try to become better men in their lives, that start off in a somewhat broken place and are trying to improve their lives, and that's what I've tried to do in my personal life," he explained. "I like stories that tell that story."